Can Two Brown Eyed People Have A Blue Eyed Baby?

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Tony Fyler Profile
Tony Fyler answered
The colour of our eyes is determined through various aspects and both dominant and recessive genes can affect the eye colour. Melanin however, is the main reason behind pigmentation across the body and it is made up of the colours black and yellow of which different combinations decipher the eye colour.
The answer is essentially yes. If both the parents have brown eyes, the child may have blue eyes if blue eyes are contained by a grandparent. If one parent has parents with both brown and blue eyes, they will carry genes for eye colours Bb (‘B’ standing for brown and ‘b’ for blue).  If the other parent also carries genes Bb, the child may have blue eyes as it is a recessive gene. Both parents must carry the recessive gene.
If both parents have brown eyes, it is obviously much more likely that their child will have brown eyes but if they carry Bb, there is a 25% chance their child will not have brown eyes. Blue eyed parents may also have a child with brown eyes for the same reasons.
The gene that affects eye colour is the OCA2 gene on chromosome 15. The strength of this gene affects the colour of the eyes, I.e. If the gene is weaker, the eye will be closer to blue. This then means if it is stronger, the eye will be more brown.
People learn about eye colour mainly from a plan that was devised in 1907 by G.C Davenport and C.B Davenport. This model for eye colour suggested that brown eyes are more dominant than blue eyes and hence all brown eyes would dominate over blue coloured eyes. This statement is still believed by people today though it is done so wrongly.
It is fairly common for two parents with brown eyes to have a blue eyed child.
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Anonymous answered
Yes. My daughter has blue eyes but my ex (her father) and I both have brown eyes. My ex kept saying she wasn't his child because she has blue eyes and he has brown but a paternity test proved him wrong, she is his child. This is rare but it does happen.
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Anonymous answered
Yes , me and my husband both have dark brown eye's but are daughter has bright blue eyes! Me and my husband both have grandparents with blue eye's , so thats were they came from.
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Jodie Morrison answered
Yes it is possible to have a blue eyed child if the blue eyed gene runs in either side of the family.
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Anonymous answered
Yes. My husband and I both have brown eyes and our youngest son has light blue eyes. My father has blue eyes as well.
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aileeny
aileeny commented
Lozros your son has inherited his blue eyes from u both. Both mam and dad have to pass on the blue gene so that the child has 2 recessives blues.He is pure breeding recessive for eye colour and can only pass on blue genes to his own children But blue is from both sides of the family
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smiles jay answered
Yes they could have a baby wih blue eyes if either parent has a realative that has blue eyes the baby could too and it don't matter how far that realative is from you :)
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Anonymous answered
My husband and I both have brown eyes.two brown eyed parents.can't really explain the reason I believe this but here is my question to you.I believe we will have two blue eyed children with my brown eyed husband.what are the odds of calling it once and than calling it a second time.betting everything I have that I will roll blue eyes 2x's in a row.. What are the odds of that being reality. Should I keep what I believe. To myself. Both my parents have brown eyes. My husband's dad brown his mom blue.. Possible but how probable?
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Jessica answered
Yes it is possible

Both of the parents might have 1 dominant brown eye gene and 1 blue eye gene which causes them to have brown eyes because the brown gene is dominant. However, they still have the blue eye gene which can be inheritted by their child

If their child gets blue eye genes and no dominant brown eye genes than the child with have blue eyes.

However if one or both of the parents have TWO dominant brown eye genes than their baby will have no chance of having blue eyes.

I hope that wasn't too confusing
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Anonymous answered
I can't really remember but I think this is how it works.
Blue eyes are a resisive gene, so if the baby had one blue eye gene from the dad, and one brown eye gene from the mom, the baby would have brown eyes, because brown dominates over blue.

Both of the parents would have to give the baby a blue eye gene, for a baby to have blue eyes.

So yes, it is possible for a baby with both parents having brown eyes to have a blue eyed baby.
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Anonymous answered
Yes it can happen

Both my boyfriend and I have brown eyes and our daughter has blue eyes. My partners mum has blue eyes as does my dad. So long as the parents carry the blue gene it can be passed on to there children.
In my family my mum (brown eyes) and dad (blue eyes) had 1 brown eyed child and 3 blue eyed children,which isn't exaclty common. My mums dad had blue eyes so although she carries the dominant gene brown she carries blue too which has been passed on.
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Anonymous answered
Yes course you can. I am mixed race (mothers white, fathers black) with brown eyes and my boyfriend is white english with brown eyes also. Our son has beautiful bluey-greeny eyes and is really fair skinned. My mum and my boyfs dad had blue eyes so we must both carry the recessive blue eye gene. 1 in 4 chance of occurring but it did. We are happy too, as my boyfs dad sadly passed away 3 weeks before our son was born, so its like a lil' piece of his dad living on in our son!
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Candi Wilson answered
Sure they can might have grandma's eye color
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Anonymous commented
My husbands mother and father have what I call brown black eyes very very dark, but my husband has very light blue eyes could he be adopted?
Elizabeth Erickson Profile
Def possible, my brother in law and sister both have brown hair brown eyes and my niece's both are blonde hair blue eyes, so yes its possible...
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Call me Rae..? answered
Yes, because if one of the parents' relatives has blue eyes, this is possible. It's still in the genes.
Jamie Profile
Jamie answered
Yes because the parents could still have blue eye genes that weren't so dominant in them but pass them down to the baby.
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tikarra jackson answered
That is possible. Sometimes, they can get the traits form another member in the family.  But it would be very rare. If both parents have blue eyes, There should be a 85% chance the baby should have blue eyes too.
Susie Profile
Susie answered
I don't believe so unless either of the parents had someone in their family with blue eyes.
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Anonymous answered
Yes it is. Both my husband and I have brown eyes and we have a blue-eyed son. Both grandfathers have brown eyes and both grandmothers have blue eyes. This means we each have one blue-eyed gene and one brown-eyed gene. Our son got a blue-eyed gene from each of us.

The reverse is not true, two blue-eyed people cannot have a brown-eyed child.
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Anonymous
Anonymous commented
Actually you are right about the first part but wrong about the second part. TWO BLUE EYED PEOPLE CAN HAVE A BROWN-EYED CHILD. For example: Both my parents have blue eyes and so do I. This means that i carrie the gene bb. My husband on the other hand has blue eyes but his mom had brown eyes and his dad had blue so he is Bb. This means that our child could be either bb(blue) or Bb)brown. There is still about a 25% chance of us both being blue eyed and giving birth to a brown eyed child
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Anonymous answered
Both me and my boyfriend are half breed mexicans with brown eyes. Both of our kids have blue eyes. The last person on his side of the family to have blue eyes was his grandmas grandma. My mom has green eyes. She was adopted as a baby so we don't know how close the blue eye link is on my side. But it is possible
Tisha Roden Profile
Tisha Roden answered
Well as far as I know all babies r born with blue eyes
but they change.. So my answer is yes
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
What about having TWO blue eyed children! Me & my husband have brown eyes & both of our daughters have blue eyes. My father has blue eyes & his mother has blue eyes. LOL
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Anonymous answered
Sure can but only if both the brown eyed parents are carriers for the blue recessive gene. The individual that inherits 2 blue eyed genes is then pure breeding for their blue eyes ... Brown is dominant over blue and so it does not work the same for 2 blue eyed parents who both being purebred for blue eyes can only pass on blue as neither has a brown gene to pass on and so all their kids will be blue eyed. So 2 BR eyed parents yes to bl eyed child BUT 2 bl eyed parents NO to Br eyed children
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Anonymous answered
Me and my partner have brown eyes and brown hair .. Our son has blue eyes and blonde hair is this right ... Somebody help me
Rat Momger Profile
Rat Momger answered
Yep, I am a mulatto with blue eyes. My father was a nigger, my mother a white whore. They both had brown yeses. My grandmother was also a whore, but she had blue eyes.
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Anonymous answered
No its not right, we who have blue eye's are a unique breed, we have no brown eye infection ... We are pure and not cross breed.

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